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Reception - Autumn 1 Term

posted 29 Sep 2017, 06:56 by Web Admin   [ updated 29 Sep 2017, 06:56 ]


This first half term in Reception has been very busy! The children are settling into their new classes brilliantly & we are all very proud of them! 
To support the children with their transition into their new classes, we have been exploring their 'All about me' boxes, which they created over the Summer holiday. The children have been very keen to share their special objects with their peers and adults. We have been talking about ourselves and our families too! The children have been keen to talk about the similarities and differences between themselves and their peers.

This half term we are focusing on the Prime areas within the EYFS framework: Communication and Language, Personal, Social and Emotional Development and Physical Development. These prime areas cover the knowledge and skills which are foundations for children’s school readiness and future progress. Through these areas, we are providing lots of opportunities for children to familiarise themselves with their new environment, encouraging children to discuss their interests and needs confidently & to enhance their ability to compromise in social situations. 

Our focus story this half term has been Oh no George! The children have enjoyed talking about the different situations George has been faced with & what the positive choices are that George should make.

This term in Maths we are focusing on identifying numerals to 20. The children have enjoyed singing our 'Numbers in the teen' rap which supports them with identifying numbers particularly in the teens. Children are also encouraged to practice sequencing numbers, match numerals to quantity and counting through 1:1 correspondence.  We use a variety of resources tools to support the children's learning including number lines, hundred squares, counting resources & number flashcards. Maths is always planned and delivered surrounding the immediate needs and interests of the children. 

In Literacy we are working hard to support the children with their fine motor skills which will impact their writing skills. The children are encouraged each morning to form their names, we are also providing a range of opportunities for children to ascribe meanings to their marks throughout the environment as they draw & paint. It is important that children are exposed to as many different writing opportunities such as writing notes, shopping lists, signs, etc & adults play a key part in this. Please demonstrate these writing opportunities at home with your child so that they will have an understanding to write for a range of purposes. 

Children have made a great start to Phonics, this term our focus will be on phase two sounds e.g. 's,a,t,p,i,n'. The children will be learning how to segment and blend CVC words, keep an eye out for updates in their reading diaries/homework books. Some useful websites for you to use with your child are:

Key information
Your child will have been provided with books to share with you at home. Please read with your child and write a comment in their reading diary. Please also ensure your child brings these books to school every day.

Homework is set on a Friday & due in every Monday. 

Please ensure every item of clothing is named

Please send your child into school with a water bottle

Reception Summer 2 planning and topic - 2015-16

posted 9 Jun 2016, 04:43 by Ignat Vasilev   [ updated 19 Sep 2016, 02:50 by Web Admin ]

Reception Summer 2 planning and topic - 2015-16

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Reception visit Kew Gardens

posted 9 Jun 2016, 03:18 by Ignat Vasilev   [ updated 19 Sep 2016, 02:50 by Web Admin ]

On Friday 20th May reception made the long journey to Kew Gardens. They were all so excited and were very sensible when  getting on and off the tube. When they arrived they explore lots of exciting things. They went inside the enormous palm house and discovered lots of different plants and flowers that grow in a rainforest. They spent some time with Helen, one of the teachers at Kew, and learnt all about the names and parts of plants. They discovered lots of plants they had never seen before including; coconut trees, henna plants and even cacti. They had an amazing day and were all very tired on the way home.Some even fell asleep. 

Reception visit Kew Gardens

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